Steam Deck, the Valve device that promises to bring the entire Steam library to your hands, is now official. We know its price starting at 419 euros, the availability for the first buyers – arriving in December – and some gameplay of a portable “console” that is promoted as “the greatest gaming power you never had in your hands” capable of moving the Latest blockbusters “really good”. But how powerful is Steam Deck compared to the new generation of consoles?

In the absence of seeing its real performance in a more exhaustive analysis, with the information provided some users have estimated that the GPU is as fast in raw performance as the original PS4, but with a more efficient architecture -the view on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S- with the advantage of needing only a resolution of 1280×800 -the standard resolution in the previous generation was 1920×1080-. “In other words, it has a bit more GPU performance power per pixel when targeting that resolution than when Xbox Series X runs at 4K resolution.” That means that you will have no problem running any title for the next few years, even at a small resolution – that of your screen – and not the goal of home consoles, those 4K.

The CPU would be approximately half of an Xbox Series X or PS5, with a somewhat lower speed, while it has 16 GB of RAM, the same as PS5 and four times more than Nintendo Switch. In practice performance may vary when comparing games on SteamOS with Windows, but these are current expectations.

Steam Deck Technical Specifications


  • Processor: APU AMD
  • CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5 GHz (hasta 448 GFlops FP32)
  • GPU: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1-1.6 GHz (hasta 1.6 TFlops FP32)
  • APU power: 4-15 W
  • RAM: 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM (5500 MT/s)
  • Storage: 64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1), 256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4), 512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4), all models include a slot for high-speed microSD cards


  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels (16:10 aspect ratio)
  • Kind: LCD screen with optical lamination for improved readability
  • Screen size: 7 “diagonal
  • Brightness: 400 nights (typical)
  • Update frequency: 60 Hz
  • Touch enabled: S
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor


  • Controller controls: ABXY buttons, Crosshead, L and R analog triggers, L and R front buttons, View and Menu buttons, 4 assignable grip buttons
  • Sticks analgicos: 2 full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch
  • Hepatic response: HD optical response
  • Trackpads: 2 x 32.5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback (55% better latency compared to Steam Controller, Pressure-sensitivity for configurable click strength)
  • Gyroscope: 6-axis IMU


  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 (support for controllers, accessories and audio)
  • Wi-Fi: Radio wifi de doble banda, 2.4 GHz y 5 GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


  • Channels: Premiere with integrated DSP for an immersive sound experience
  • Microphones: Dual Microphone Array
  • Headphone and microphone jack: 3.5 mm headphone / headphone jack
  • Digital: Audio multicanal va DisplayPort a travs de USB-C, USB-C estndar o Bluetooth 5.0


  • Entry: 45W USB Type-C PD3.0 power supply
  • With: 40 Wh battery. 2-8 hours of play


  • microSD: UHS-I supports SD, SDXC and SDHC
  • External connectivity for controls and displays: USB-C con soporte DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode; hasta 8K @ 60 Hz o 4K @ 120 Hz, USB 3.2 Gen 2

Size and weight

  • Tamao: 298 mm x 117 mm x 49 mm
  • Weight: Approx. 669 grams

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